JMJ

+ Parish Schedule for the Week of February 24, 2019 +

Sunday, February 24[Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time]:

   8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for Sr. Maria Faustyna Scherman, MSSR

                                                            – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

 10:30 am – Emilie Jacques – int. Anne Marie & Yves Jacques

Monday, February 25 :

   8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Sr. Marie Veronica

                                    (Poor Sisters of St. Clare)– int. Pelc Family

Tuesday, February 26 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:

   5:30 pm – Matthew Jacques – int. Anne Marie & Yves Jacques

Wednesday, February 27[St. Jude Novena]:

   5:30 pm – Problem Pregnancy Worcester staff, & all intentions

                                                                        – int. Pelc Family

Thursday, February 28 :

   5:30 pm – Aimee Jacques – int. Anne Marie & Yves Jacques

First Friday, March 1 :

  5:30 pm – Grace & Blessings for the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa

                                                            – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

First Saturday, March 2[St. Agnes of Prague]:

  8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for Most Reverend Nazarene Soosai

                                                                        – int. Betty Fritz

  4:00 pm + Francis A. Krejmas – int. Fritz Family

   6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners

Sunday, March 3[Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time]:

   8:00 am­­– Grace & Blessings for Lindsay & Michael Bibeau

                                                            – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

 10:30 am + Living & Deceased Members of the St. Kazimierz Society

+ KRóLOWO POLSKI MóDL SIĘ ZA NAMITHE

SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, is lit for Jeffrey
&Jennifer Steiner
at the request of Mom & Dad.

PLEASE NOTE that donations for the Sanctuary Lamp will
no longer be taken.Thank you for your understanding.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be prayed at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, February 27th.  This is a continuing Novena that may be begun at any time.  All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of St. Jude, the patron of desperate cases.

THE GENTLEMEN OF ST. JOSEPH will meet on Wednesday, February 27that 6:00 p.m. for a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by a meeting in the undercroft.  The Gentlemen of St. Joseph is a group of men dedicated to answering the call of Mary to lead families to her son, Jesus.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, February 23rd before the 8:00 a.m. Mass.  All are welcome to pray in supplication for an end to the violence of abortion and in reparation for our lack of love which makes abortion acceptable in our nation.

THE HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY:The next Rosary meeting is Sunday March 3, 2019 after the 10:30 Mass. Circles 3 and 4 are hosting.  I hope this is not too late for the bulletin.  Could you please put it in the bulletin.  Also on the weekend of March 9 and 10 the Rosary will sponsor a “To Go Meal” food sale at all of the Masses.

OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Carol Kosteckifor a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish.  We thank you for this holy work of power and love.

YOU ARE INVITED to join other parishioners at the rectory for coffee and pastry every Sunday after 8:00 Mass.  If you are waiting for a child who is in C.C.D., this is a great way to spend the hour!  Or just stop in for a coffee “to go.”  Please use the side door.

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PRE-KINDERGARTEN CLASSES for ages 3 and 4 are offered on Sundays at the rectory from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.  Parents can enjoy the coffee hour while the children will enjoy each other’s company and learn about the Faith.

AN ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – Please join us for a study and discussion of the great classic apologetics text Theology and Sanity.  Classes are held on Sundays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the undercroft of Ste. Anne x (93 K Street – grey house across from the rectory).  Classes begin September 17th.  Books will be available for purchase and coffee and pastries will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there.  For more information contact Joseph Milano.

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD and in memory of Kathryn Putala, donations have been made to our parish Renovation Fund by Margorie Naida, William & Carol Kostecki, and Ashley & Shirley WebbBóg wam zapłać!

Did you know there is a local Catholic youth group? The St. John Paul II Youth Group serves the high school youth of the local Catholic community—all are welcome. Our monthly gatherings are on the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with other activities throughout the month. To learn more about what God is doing in the life of the teens and for a more complete schedule, email stjpiiyouthgroup@gmail.com or call Suzi & Ed Cottrill, 413-772-6062. “Love God, Love Others, Love Life.”

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD and in memory of Helen Adamski, donations have been made to our parish Renovation Fund by Beverly MilewskiBóg zapłać!

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS to the Priesthood from our Parish and for our Parish so that we might always have a Priest here to celebrate the Mass and administer the Holy Sacraments!  Please join in the Divine Mercy Chaplet to pray for vocations to the priesthood every Friday beginning at 4:45 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE that donations for the Sanctuary Lamp will no longer be taken.  Thank you for your understanding.

Bl. Franz Jägerstätter (1907-1943)
Layman and martyr

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     Franz Jägerstätter was born on 20 May 1907 in St. Radegund, Upper Austria, to his unmarried mother, Rosalia Huber, and to Franz Bachmeier, who was killed during World War I.  After the death of his natural father, Rosalia married Heinrich Jägerstätter, who adopted Franz and gave the boy his surname of Jägerstätter in 1917.

     Franz received a basic education in his village’s one-room schoolhouse.  His step-grandfather helped with his education and the boy became an avid reader.

     It seems Franz was unruly in his younger years; he was, in fact, the first in his village to own a motorcycle.  However, he is better known as an ordinary and humble Catholic who did not draw attention to himself.

     After his marriage to Franziska in 1936 and their honeymoon in Rome, Franz grew in his faith but was not extreme in his piety.

     Besides his farm work Franz became the local sexton in 1936 and began receiving the Eucharist daily.  He was known to refuse the customary offering for his services at funerals, preferring the spiritual and corporal works of mercy over any remuneration.

     In the mid to late 1930s, while much of Austria was beginning to follow the tide of Nazism, Franz became ever more rooted in his Catholic faith and placed his complete trust in God.

     While carrying out his duties as husband and bread-winner for his wife and three daughters, this ordinary man began thinking deeply about obedience to legitimate authority and obedience to God, about mortal life and eternal life and about Jesus’ suffering and Passion.

     Franz was neither a revolutionary nor part of any resistance movement, but in 1938 he was the only local citizen to vote against the “Anschluss” (annexation of Austria by Germany), because his conscience prevailed over the path of least resistance.

     Franz Jägerstätter was called up for military service and sworn in on 17 June 1940.  Shortly thereafter, thanks to the intervention of his mayor, he was allowed to return to the farm.  Later, he was in active service from October 1940 to April 1941, until the mayor’s further intervention permitted his return home.

     He became convinced that participation in the war was a serious sin and decided that any future call-up had to be met with his refusal to fight.

     “It is very sad”, he wrote, “to hear again and again from Catholics that this war waged by Germany is perhaps not so unjust because it will wipe out Bolshevism…. But now a question: what are they fighting in this Country – Bolshevism or the Russian People?

     “When our Catholic missionaries went to a pagan country to make them Christians, did they advance with machine guns and bombs in order to convert and improve them?… If adversaries wage war on another nation, they have usually invaded the country not to improve people or even perhaps to give them something, but usually to get something for themselves…. If we were merely fighting Bolshevism, these other things – minerals, oil wells or good farmland – would not be a factor”.

     Jägerstätter was at peace with himself despite the alarm he could have experienced witnessing the masses’ capitulation to Hitler.  Mesmerized by the National Socialist propaganda machine, many people knelt when Hitler made his entrance into Vienna.  Catholic Churches were forced to fly the swastika flag and subjected to other abusive laws.

     In February 1943 Franz was called up again for military service.  He presented himself at the induction centre on 1 March 1943 and announced his refusal to fight, offering to carry out non-violent services: this was denied him.

     He was held in custody at Linz in March and April, transferred to Berlin-Tegel in May and subject to trial on 6 July 1943 when he was condemned to death for sedition.  The prison chaplain was struck by the man’s tranquil character.  On being offered the New Testament, he replied: “I am completely bound in inner union with the Lord, and any reading would only interrupt my communication with my God”.

     On 9 August, before being executed, Franz wrote: “If I must write… with my hands in chains, I find that much better than if my will were in chains.  Neither prison nor chains nor sentence of death can rob a man of the Faith and his free will.  God gives so much strength that it is possible to bear any suffering…. People worry about the obligations of conscience as they concern my wife and children.

     But I cannot believe that, just because one has a wife and children, a man is free to offend God”.

     Franz Jägerstätter, who would not bow his head to Hitler, bowed his head to God, and the guillotine took care of the rest.  He was obviously called up to serve a higher order.                                                            http://www.vatican.va

NEXT COMMUNITY MEAL DATE:  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th.  A reminder will be out as we get closer. Blessings to all participants!!  You are very much appreciated!

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST: FILM & REFLECTION  Please join us for an afternoon of film and reflection on Sunday, March 31st, at 3:00 pm at Pope Francis Preparatory School, 99 Wendover Rd., Springfield, Mass.  Tickets are available for advanced purchase by calling 413-732-3175.

WALKIN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL:A Pilgrimage to Greece, Patmos and Ephesus: Oct. 11-21, 2019.  Join us on a spiritual journey to many towns of the New Testament where St. Paul first spread the Good News. Also visit Patmos where St. John wrote Revelations and Mary’s House in Ephesus. Included is a three-day cruise to the Greek Isles.  Fr. Timothy Campoli and Msgr. Ronald Yargeau are our Spiritual Directors. Daily Mass will take place. The cost is $4199 but if you register before January 31, 2019 you will receive a $200 Early Bird Discount. A bus to Logan will be arranged if there is interest. For a flyer and more information, please contact Helen Shea Murphy at 413-824-8733 or helensheamurphy@verizon.net.  View the website at http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.

VISIT http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/ for resources for child abuse prevention and reporting.

THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries.  They will be offered as follows and you may attend the Masses here in our church as the Missionaries offer the Masses in their churches:

Sunday, February 24:8:00 + Friends & Relatives – int. SMT

Sunday, February24: 10:30 +Victory Waryas (1st Anniv.)

                                                            – int. James & Jean Koldis

Monday, February25:+ Helen Adamski– int. Dorothy Kosewicz

Tuesday, February26:– Health & Blessings for Helen Yarmak
                                                            – int. Dorothy Kosewicz

Wednesday, February27:+ Phyllis & Fred Meyer

                                                            – int. Laurie, Time, & TJ

Thursday, February28:+ Deceased members of the Richards &
                                    Killay Families – int. The Shaughnesseys

Friday, March1: + Deceased members of the Ferry &                                              Shaughnessey Families – int. The Shaughnesseys

Saturday, March2: 8:00 + All Souls in Purgatory, especially those who have no one to pray for them – int. The Shaughnesseys

Saturday, February2: 4:00 – Health & Blessings for Fr. Sean
                                    O’Mannion – int. The Shaughnesseys

PLEASE NOTE:  The above Masses not only assist the souls for whom they are offered, but they also help the Missionaries who often times receive very little help.  It also helps the people where the Masses are offered.  Bóg wam zapłać!

Alternatives Pregnancy Center – Pregnancy Tests, Counseling, Support Services, and Post Abortion Support, All Services Free and Confidential, 466 Main Street, P.O. Box 344, Greenfield, MA  01302-0344 — (413) 774-6010

Michael James Mette and Family in ConcertAll are welcome to join us for a concert with national performer Michael James Mette, Friday, March 15th, at St. Michael School in Brattleboro, VT, from 7-8:30PM.   Michael Mette travels all over the country with his family spreading the Gospel through music and personal witness.  The evening will be inspiring and we hope you will bring the whole family.  There is no cost, though a good-will offering will be taken to defray the cost.  Please register on the Diocesan website: www.vermontcatholic.org/ event/michael-mette-concert-event    

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Theresa Czuj 2/24/1959

Aniela Noga 2/24/1971

Sigmund Duda 2/24/1982

Blondina Kuczek 2/24/1989

Theresa Galisa 2/24/1992

Kazimierz Noga 2/25/1970

Irene M. Skowron 2/25/2010

Anna Mirecki 2/25/18

Caroline Slowik 2/26/1936

Antonina Prochowicz 2/26/1939

Pauline Winskye 2/26/1975

Joseph Krysiak 2/27/1929

Anna Dlugosz 2/27/1936

Victoria Pietraszek 2/27/1947

Thomas M. Plodzien 2/27/1980

Antoni Jedorzejewski 2/28/1972

Jessie Kovalsick 2/28/2002

Joseph Kaminski 3/1/1966

Lawrence Kelleher 3/1/2002

Josephine M. Krol 3/1/2008

Joseph Skwarzec 3/2/1971

Josephine M Skrypek 3/2/1976

Francese M. Powers 3/2/2013

Mieczyslaw Dogzek 3/3/1927

Edward F. Bialecki 3/3/1986

Jennie V. Baranowski 3/3/1996

Stephanie M. Kaminski 3/3/1997

Harold J. McCormick, Jr. 3/3/1997

Josephine M. Ciesunski 3/3/1998

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS:“Love never fails.”  Trust the love of God and follow your heart. (1 Corinthians 12:31-13:4-13) If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com

PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of the Franklin County Deanery.  Please join in dedicating every day to one of the clergymen designated in our calendar.  The intentions for this week are:

  • SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
  • Clergy in Purgatory Deacon Culliton Deacon DeCarlo Fr. DiMascola
  • THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
  • Clergy who are sick Clergy in Purgatory Fr. Campoli

THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.

                 JMJ

+ Parish Schedule for the Week February 17, 2019 +

Sunday, February 17[Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time]:

   8:00 am – Gaetan & Louise Jacques & Family – int. Anne Marie & Yves Jacques

 10:30 am+ Lauren Tela – int. Family

   4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. Septuagesima)

Monday, February 18 [Bl. Fra Angelico]:

   8:00 am – Eric & Michelle Jacques and Family – int. Anne Marie & Yves Jacques

Tuesday February 19[St. Camillus & St. Peregrine Novena/]:

   5:30 pm + John Kopinto (3rd Anniversary) – int. Fritz Family

Wednesday, February 20 [St. Jude Novena/Ss. Francisco & Jacinta Marto ]:

   5:30 pm + Michael Kostanski – int. Joan Richotte

Thursday, February 21[St. Peter Damian]:

5:30 pm – Marie Jacques – int. Anne Marie & Yves Jacques

Friday, February 22[Chair of St. Peter]:

   5:30 pm + Nora Guedez – int. family of Guedez Martinez

Saturday, February 23[St. Polycarp]:

   8:00 am + Fr. Bruno and All Living and Deceased members of the St. Joseph Chapter of the Discalced Carmelites Secular Order

   4:00 pm + Mildred Osciak – int. Brother, Francis Kurtyka; Son, Steven Osciak ; Friend, Lucille  Flassic

   6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners

Sunday, February 24[Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time]:

   8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for Sr. Maria Faustyna Scherman, MSSR  – int. Ron & Monica Scherm

 10:30 am – Emilie Jacques – int. Anne Marie & Yves Jacques

+ Królowo Polski Módl Się za Nami +

THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Kathryn Putula at the request of Dorothy Kosewicz. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać, Panie, a światłość wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci na wieki wieków.Amen. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju wiecznym. Amen

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be prayed at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, February 20th.  This is a continuing Novena that may be begun at any time.  All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of St. Jude, the patron of desperate cases.

THE GENTLEMEN OF ST. JOSEPH will meet on Wednesday, February 20that 6:00 p.m. for a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by a meeting in the undercroft.  The Gentlemen of St. Joseph is a group of men dedicated to answering the call of Mary to lead families to her son, Jesus.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st is the Feast of St. Peter Damian, the great defender of Church discipline and devotion.  He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter in which we give thanks to God for St. Peter, the first Pope given to the Church by Jesus and for all the Popes who led us in Faith.  This Feast will be celebrated at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd is the Feast of St. Polycarp who was a disciple of St. John the Apostle and the Bishop of Smyrna.  He was burned at the stake for his intense faith and charitable example.  He will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, February 23rd before the 8:00 a.m. Mass.  All are welcome to pray in supplication for an end to the violence of abortion and in reparation for our lack of love which makes abortion acceptable in our nation.

OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Shirley Webbfor a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish.  We thank you for this holy work of power and love.

YOU ARE INVITED to join other parishioners at the rectory for coffee and pastry every Sunday after 8:00 Mass.  If you are waiting for a child who is in C.C.D., this is a great way to spend the hour!  Or just stop in for a coffee “to go.”  Please use the side door.

website:  ChroniclesofCzestochowa.wordpress.com  Like us on Facebook

PRE-KINDERGARTEN CLASSES for ages 3 and 4 are offered on Sundays at the rectory from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.  Parents can enjoy the coffee hour while the children will enjoy each other’s company and learn about the Faith.

AN ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – Please join us for a study and discussion of the great classic apologetics text Theology and Sanity.  Classes are held on Sundays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the undercroft of Ste. Anne x (93 K Street – grey house across from the rectory).  Classes begin September 17th.  Books will be available for purchase and coffee and pastries will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there.  For more information contact Joseph Milano.

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD and in memory of Kathryn Putala, a donation has been made to our parish Renovation Fund by Beverly DwightBóg zapłać!

Did you know there is a local Catholic youth group? The St. John Paul II Youth Group serves the high school youth of the local Catholic community—all are welcome. Our monthly gatherings are on the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with other activities throughout the month. To learn more about what God is doing in the life of the teens and for a more complete schedule, email stjpiiyouthgroup@gmail.com or call Suzi & Ed Cottrill, 413-772-6062. “Love God, Love Others, Love Life.”

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS to the Priesthood from our Parish and for our Parish so that we might always have a Priest here to celebrate the Mass and administer the Holy Sacraments!  Please join in the Divine Mercy Chaplet to pray for vocations to the priesthood every Friday beginning at 4:45 p.m.

VISIT http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/ for resources for child abuse prevention and reporting.

THE THIRD ORDER OF MOUNT CARMEL will meet on Saturday, February 23rd,  following the 8:00 a.m. Mass.  What is a Carmelite?  Some of the most famous saints of the Church were Carmelites.  They include St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Sister Lucia of Fatima, one of the three shepherds to whom Our Lady of Fatima appeared.  The name “Carmelite” derives from Mount Carmel. The full name of the order is “The Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.”  The order was founded in Palestine about 1154 and claims continuity with the hermits who lived on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land, from ancient times even as far back as to the prophet Elijah of the Old Testament.  All interested are welcome to attend.

Three Ways to Distinguish Between

God’s Voice and Satan’s Voice

By Philip Kosloski

     One of the most necessary skills to have in the spiritual life is the ability to discern who is speaking to us in the depths of our soul. Without this skill we run the risk of following a voice that leads us away from God to a place of eternal loneliness and despair.

     Here are three ways that will help us follow the voice of the Good Shepherd instead of the Wolf in sheep’s clothing. In particular, Satan’s voice always has these three qualities:

1. It Contradicts God’s Commandments

     Just like Adam and Eve in the Garden, Satan always lures us away from God’s Commandments. Satan will try to convince us that we don’t need to go to Mass or that pornography really isn’t all that bad or that gossip doesn’t actually hurt anyone.

     That is why we need to form our conscience well in the Ten Commandments and not just stop at “Thou shalt not murder.” There is much more to that commandment than killing another person.

2. It Creates Anxiety Rather Than Peace

     Satan seeks to divide and conquer and in the process he creates great confusion in our life.

     In effect, one of the most common strategies of the devil in his efforts to distance us from God and to slow our spiritual progress is to attempt to cause the loss of our interior peace. Here is what Dom Lorenzo Scupoli…who was highly esteemed by Saint Francis de Sales, said: “The devil does his utmost to banish peace from one’s heart, because he knows that God abides in peace and it is in peace that He accomplishes great things.” (Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart  by Father Jacques Philippe)

     The key here is to always test the voice/decision and to see if it creates peace or anxiety in our hearts. This is a vital part of discerning God’s will every day, especially when it comes to discerning our vocation in life. God is a God of peace. 

3. It Accuses us and Brings us Down

     Another key aspect of God’s voice is that He always seeks to affirm us and tell us about our beauty as children of God. The devil will try to convince us that we are terrible, horrible, awful human beings. He will do his worst to tell us that we are worthless, sinful, wretched men and women. After we have committed a sin, Satan will always tell us that God does not love us and that we are not worthy enough to be in Heaven. Satan is the Accuser.

     The devil hates the Sacrament of Confession with all his might and will do all he can to tell us how miserable we are and that we could never receive God’s Mercy.

     On the other hand, God will always tell us how beautiful we are in His eyes and how we must never be afraid to come to Him. He is the Father of the Prodigal Son, always ready to embrace us after we have fallen and lift us up. God desires to hold a banquet for us and to kill the fattened calf. God is our Advocate.

     The spiritual battle for our soul is not easy, but by taking these three principles we will be better able to follow God’s voice instead of the Enemy who seeks to destroy us.

The Teresians are still looking for a few good men, women, or families willing to join us in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.  Out latest project is collecting “toiletries” from hotels.  These will be offered at the OLC community meals.  There is a marked container in the vestibule.  Do NOT buy them.  If you want to buy something, consider groceries for distribution from the rectory.  Nancy Faller (nafaller@aol.com)

PLEASE DON’T FORGET OUR GROCERIES for the Poor Project!  Many people who are having a hard time come to the Rectory for help.  Please help us to help them.  It is a sad and heartbreaking thing to turn someone away when we run out of groceries!  Any non-perishable items that you can spare will be greatly appreciated – canned hams, tuna fish, peanut butter, baked beans, dry milk, canned soups and stews, jam, crackers, juices, etc.  Please leave them in the front vestibule of the church.

CRISIS OF ABUSE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH LISTENING & DIALOGUE SESSIONSSpringfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski invites the Catholic community in western Massachusetts toparticipate in one of four regional listening/dialogue sessions addressing the sex abuse crisis in theCatholic Church. The sessions will allow the faithful to make their concerns known, offer observations,and ask questions of the bishop and diocesan officials. The sessions are scheduled for: Monday, March 18, at St. Mary Church, Westfield, from 7-8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 24 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Northampton from 6-7:30 p.m.

Prayers at Holy Mass

These prayers may be said privately during Mass at the various parts.  They are taken from “My Prayer-Book” by Fr. F. X. Lasance, 1908.

Offering According to the Four Great Ends of Sacrifice (Before Mass)

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the sacrifice which Thy beloved Son, our blessed Redeemer, made of Himself on the cross and now renews on this altar.  I offer it in union with all the Masses which have been said and which shall be said throughout the whole world, for all the intentions and interests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in praise and adoration of Thy supreme majesty; in thanksgiving for the numberless benefits which Thy divine mercy has conferred upon me; in reparation for my offences and in atonement for the sins of all mankind; finally, in humble supplication for my temporal and eternal welfare, for the wants of our holy Mother the Church, for the conversion of sinners, for the propagation of the Faith, and for relief of the souls in purgatory.

At the Offertory

Accept, O holy Father, almighty, eternal God, this immaculate Host which I, Thy unworthy servant, offer unto Thee by the hands of Thy priest, for my innumerable sins, offences, and negligences; and for all here present, also for all faithful Christians both living and dead, that it may be profitable for my own and for their salvation.

            To this oblation of bread and wine, which will shortly be changed into the body and blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I unite the offering of myself, and present unto Thee, O heavenly Father, all my thoughts, words, and works.  All that I am and all that I have I consecrate to Thy service.  Amen.

            O Jesus, my divine Master, reign in my soul, rule over me and transform me into the likeness of Thee.

            Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine!

           

At the Consecration and Elevation,look at the sacred Host, and say with a strong faith,  a firm hope, an ardent love, and a tender devotion:
MY LORD AND MY GOD!

A partial indulgence may be gained by all who look at the sacred Host at the elevation during Mass, or Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and say, “My Lord and My God!” – St. Pius X.

At the elevation of the Chalice:
Eternal Father! I offer Thee the Previous Blood of Jesus in satisfaction for my sins and for the wants of Holy Church.
(A partial indulgence.)

THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries.  They will be offered as follows and you may attend the Masses here in our church as the Missionaries offer the Masses in their churches:

Sunday, February 17:8:00 + Sean Giard – int. SKM

Sunday, February17: 10:30 – Health & Blessings for Michael Kozloski – int. Mother

Monday, February18:– Marcus and Mollie Dery – int. Rose-Fish Family

Tuesday, February19:– Ben & Hanna Rynda – int. Rose-Fish Family

Wednesday, February20:– Ben Rose-Fish – int. Mom & Dad

Thursday, February 21:+ Living & Deceased members of the Rose family– int. John & Jill Rose-Fish

Friday, February 22: + Living & Deceased members of the Fish Family
     – int. John & Jill Rose-Fish

Saturday, February23: 8:00 – Julia Koldis – int. James & Jean Koldis

Saturday, February23: 4:00 – Health & Blessings for Suzanne Kozloski – int. Family

PLEASE NOTE:  The above Masses not only assist the souls for whom they are offered, but they also help the Missionaries who often times receive very little help.  It also helps the people where the Masses are offered.  Bóg wam zapłać!

 WALKIN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL:A Pilgrimage to Greece, Patmos and Ephesus: Oct. 11-21, 2019.  Join us on a spiritual journey to many towns of the New Testament where St. Paul first spread the Good News. Also visit Patmos where St. John wrote Revelations and Mary’s House in Ephesus. Included is a three-day cruise to the Greek Isles.  Fr. Timothy Campoli and Msgr. Ronald Yargeau are our Spiritual Directors. Daily Mass will take place. The cost is $4199 but if you register before January 31, 2019 you will receive a $200 Early Bird Discount. A bus to Logan will be arranged if there is interest. For a flyer and more information, please contact Helen Shea Murphy at 413-824-8733 or helensheamurphy@verizon.net.  View the website at http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.

PLEASE MARK YOUR 2019 CALENDARS!!!  We are doing 2 COMMUNITY MEALS in 2019 remaining, and ALL will be on WEDNESDAYS:  May 29th and September 4th.   As each date approaches, there will be a sign-up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience.  Everyone is welcome to participate!  Please contact Cathy Becklo at 413-863-2267 or at acbecklo@comcast.net if you would like more information or have any questions.  And may God BLESS the generous hearts at the Gem of Franklin County who continue to make this program run so beautifully with time, talent and treasure.

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Mary Baranowski 2/17/1922

Ladislav Jablonski 2/17/1926

Mieczyslaw Korcz 2/17/1927

Francis Sadowski 2/17/1929

Francis Soj 2/17/1951

Joseph C. Baranowski 2/17/1977

Stanislaus Jej 2/18/1937

Henry Waryas 2/18/1967

John Czuj 2/19/1945

Karolina Bukowski 2/19/1954

Anna Cislo 2/19/1978

John J. Kopinto 2/19/2016

Francis Mlecko 2/20/1943

Anna Kopinto 2/20/1962

Apolonia Sobolewski 2/20/1977

Blanche C. Kawecki 2/20/1978

Anna A. Milonas 2/20/2009

Helen Rajpalol 2/21/1930

Ludwick Krysiak 2/21/1941

Alexander Lapinski 2/21/1948

Frank E. Traceski 2/21/1985

Henry F. Iwanowicz 2/21/1995

Stanislaus Krol 2/22/1925

Ludovica Daras 2/22/1928

Paul Flavin 2/22/1977

Mary Czuj 2/23/1943

Roman P. Ciclo 2/23/1958

Stanislawa Bialecki 2/23/1965

Mary Sojka 2/23/1969

Anthony J. Golembeski 2/23/1974

Mary F. Pluta 2/23/1991

Julia A. Dunham 2/23/2007

Henry A. Kazanowski 2/23/2015

Mary E. Garmalo 2/23/2017

Theresa Czuj 2/24/1959

Aniela Noga 2/24/1971

Sigmund Duda 2/24/1982

Blondina Kuczek 2/24/1989

Theresa Galisa 2/24/1992

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS:“Love never fails.”  Trust the love of God and follow your heart. (1 Corinthians 12:31-13:4-13) If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com

Alternatives Pregnancy Center – Pregnancy Tests, Counseling, Support Services, and Post Abortion Support, All Services Free and Confidential, 466 Main Street, P.O. Box 344, Greenfield, MA  01302-0344 — (413) 774-6010

PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of the Franklin County Deanery.  Please join in dedicating every day to one of the clergymen designated in our calendar.  The intentions for this week are:

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

Our Seminarians Deacon Patten Deacon Beter Bishop McDonnell

THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Fr. Liwsowki Fr. Roux Bishop Rozanski

THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.


JMJ
PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK JANUARY 13, 2019 +

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 [Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am + Mildred Osciak – int. Brother, Francis Kurtyka; Son, Stephen Osciak;
Friend, Lucille Folssia
10:30 am + Lillian of Unbound – int. Roux Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. 5th Sunday after Epiphany)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 [Our Lady of Lourdes]: * Ad Orientem *
8:00 am – Pelc Family Grandchildren: Samuel, Ruth, & Michael Garrepy– int. Pelc Family
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12[St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm + Martin Fritz (6th Anniversary) – int. Family
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 [St. Jude Novena]:
5:30 pm + Robert Lambert – int. Joan Richotte
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 [Ss. Cyril & Methodius]:
5:30 pm + Donald Donnelly – int. Lillian Sroka
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 :
5:30 pm + Mildred Osciak – int. Brother, Francis Kurtyka; Son, Stephen Osciak;
Friend, Lucille Folssia

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 :
8:00 am – Mike & Kaitlyn Jacques & Family – int. Anne Marie & Yves Jacques
4:00 pm + Mattie Stepanek – int. Joyce Phillips
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17[Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Gaetan & Louise Jacques & Family – int. Anne Marie & Yves Jacques
10:30 am+ Lauren Tela – int. Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. Septuagesima)

+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDLSIĘ ZA NAMI +

THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Linda Hicksat
the request of Joseph Zak. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać, Panie, aświatłość
wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci na wieki wieków.Amen. Niech odpoczywaw pokoju
wiecznym.Amen.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes commemorating the miraculous apparition of the Mother of God to St. Bernadette Soubirous in France. The first of the eighteen apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the humble Bernadette took place on February 11, 1858. Mary asked for prayers and penance. On March 25, when Bernadette asked the Beautiful Lady her name, she replied: “I am the Immaculate Conception.” A miraculous spring was pointed out by Mary to St. Bernadette from whence astounding miracles of healing and conversions take place to this day.
The devotion of people all over the world to Our Lady of Lourdes, together with countless miracles that have been wrought through her intercession, has caused one of the most marvelous regenerations in the history of the Church. Our Lady of Lourdes will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered as usual on Wednesday, February13that the 5:30 p.m. Mass. All are welcome and encouraged to come and pray for the intercession of the saint of hopeless and impossible cases.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th is the Feast of St. Valentine as well as of Sts. Cyril and Methodius. St. Valentine was an early Christian priest who was martyred in the third century. The custom of sending Valentine greetings on this day originates in his custom of sending notes of encouragement and love to Christian prisoners. Sts. Cyril and Methodius have been declared as the patrons of Europe and are known as the Apostles to the Slavs. All three saints will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, February 16thbefore the 8:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to pray in supplication for an end to the violence of abortion and in reparation for our lack of love which makes abortion acceptable in our nation.

OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home ofDorothy Kosewichfor a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish. We thank you for this holy work of power and love.

YOU ARE INVITED to join other parishioners at the rectory for coffee and pastry every Sunday after 8:00 Mass. If you are waiting for a child who is in C.C.D., this is a great way to spend the hour! Or just stop in for a coffee “to go.” Please use the side door.
FOR THE GLORY OF GOD a donation has been made to our Parish by Paul Sojka. Bóg zapłać!

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, and in memory of Kathryn Putala, a donation has been made to our Parish Renovation Fund by Rose Ciborowski. (Erratum: This name was spelled incorrectly in last week’s Bulletin.)Bóg zapłać!

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, and in memory of Kathryn Putala, donations have been made to our Parish Renovation Fund by Doris E. Johnson; Irene E. Klepadlo; Marjorie Naida; and Dorothy Kosewicz. Bóg wam wielki zapłać!

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PRE-KINDERGARTEN CLASSES for ages 3 and 4 are offered on Sundays at the rectory from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Parents can enjoy the coffee hour while the children will enjoy each other’s company and learn about the Faith.

AN ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – Please join us for a study and discussion of the great classic apologetics text Theology and Sanity. Classes are held on Sundays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the undercroft of Ste. Anne x (93 K Street – grey house across from the rectory). Classes begin September 17th. Books will be available for purchase and coffee and pastries will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information contact Joseph Milano.

PLEASE MARK YOUR 2019 CALENDARS!!! We are doing 2 COMMUNITY MEALS in 2019 remaining, and ALL will be on WEDNESDAYS: May 29th and September 4th. As each date approaches, there will be a sign-up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience. Everyone is welcome to participate! Please contact Cathy Becklo at 413-863-2267 or at acbecklo@comcast.net if you would like more information or have any questions. And may God BLESS the generous hearts at the Gem of Franklin County who continue to make this program run so beautifully with time, talent and treasure.

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS to the Priesthood from our Parish and for our Parish so that we might always have a Priest here to celebrate the Mass and administer the Holy Sacraments! Please join in the Divine Mercy Chaplet to pray for vocations to the priesthood every Friday beginning at 4:45 p.m.

VISIT http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/ for resources for child abuse prevention and reporting.

History of St. Valentine
Fr. William Saunders

Who was Saint Valentine and how did he come to inspire Valentine’s Day?

See the source imageIn the early martyrologies, three different St. Valentines are mentioned, all sharing Feb. 14 for a feast day. Unfortunately, the historical record is sparse. The first St. Valentine was a priest and physician in Rome. He along with St. Marius and his family comforted the martyrs during the persecution of Emperor Claudius II, the Goth. Eventually, St. Valentine was also arrested, condemned to death for his faith, beaten with clubs, and finally beheaded on Feb. 14, AD 270. He was buried on the Flaminian Way. Later, Pope Julius I (333-356) built a basilica at the site which preserved St. Valentine’s tomb. Archeological digs in the 1500s and 1800s have found evidence of the tomb of St. Valentine. However, in the thirteenth century, his relics were transferred to the Church of Saint Praxedes near the Basilica of St. Mary Major, where they remain today. Also, a small church was built near the Flaminian Gate of Rome which is now known as the Porta del Popolo but was called in the 12th century “the Gate of St. Valentine,” as noted by the early British historian William Somerset (also known as William of Malmesbury, d. 1143), who ranks after St. Bede in authority.
The second St. Valentine was the Bishop of Interamna (now Terni, located about 60 miles from Rome). Under the orders of Prefect Placidus, he too was arrested, scourged, and decapitated, again suffering persecution during the time of Emperor Claudius II.
The third St. Valentine suffered martyrdom in Africa with several companions. However, nothing further is known about this saint. In all, these men, each named St. Valentine, showed heroic love for the Lord and His Church.
The popular customs of showing love and affection on St. Valentine’s Day is almost a coincidence with the feast day of the saint: During the Medieval Age, a common belief in England and France was that birds began to pair on February 14, “half-way through the second month of the year.” Chaucer wrote in his “Parliament of Foules” (in Old English): “For this was on Seynt Valentyne’s day, When every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.” For this reason, the day was dedicated to “lovers” and prompted the sending of letters, gifts, or other signs of affection.
Another literary example of St. Valentine’s Day remembrances is found in Dame Elizabeth Brews “Paston Letters” (1477), where she writes to the suitor, John Paston, of her daughter, Margery: “And, cousin mine, upon Monday is St. Valentine’s day and every bird chooseth himself a mate, and if it like you to come on Thursday night, and make provision that you may abide till then, I trust to God that ye shall speak to my husband and I shall pray that we may bring the matter to a conclusion.” In turn, Margery wrote to John: “Unto my right well beloved Valentine John Paston, Squyer, be this bill delivered. Right reverend and worshipful and my right well beloved Valentine, I recommend me unto you, full heartily desiring to hear of your welfare, which I beseech Almighty God long for to preserve until His pleasure and your heart’s desire.” While speaking of the amorous flavor of Valentine’s Day, no mention is made of the saint.
While it seems that the exchange of “valentines” is more the result of secular custom rather than the memory of St. Valentine, and that the celebration has been further paganized with cupids and the like, there is a Christian message that should be remembered. The love of our Lord, depicted beautifully in the image of His most Sacred Heart, is a sacrificial, self-less, and unconditional love. Such is the love that each Christian is called to express in his own life, for God and neighbor. Clearly St. Valentine, no matter which one showed such a love, bearing witness to the faith in his dedication as a priest and in the offering of his own life in martyrdom. On this Valentine’s day, looking to the example of this great saint, each person should offer again his love to the Lord, for only by doing so can he properly love those who are entrusted to his care and any other neighbor. Each person should again pledge his love to those loved ones, praying for their intentions, promising fidelity to them, and thanking them for their love in return. Never forget Jesus said, “This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you. There is no greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15:12-13). St. Valentine fulfilled this command, and may we do the same.

“A great means to preserve peace and tranquility of soul is to receive everything form the hands of God, both great and small, and in whatever way it comes.”
– St. Dorotheus

 
WALKIN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL:A Pilgrimage to Greece, Patmos and Ephesus: Oct. 11-21, 2019. Join us on a spiritual journey to many towns of the New Testament where St. Paul first spread the Good News. Also visit Patmos where St. John wrote Revelations and Mary’s House in Ephesus. Included is a three-day cruise to the Greek Isles. Fr. Timothy Campoli and Msgr. Ronald Yargeau are our Spiritual Directors. Daily Mass will take place. The cost is $4199 but if you register before January 31, 2019 you will receive a $200 Early Bird Discount. A bus to Logan will be arranged if there is interest. For a flyer and more information, please contact Helen Shea Murphy at 413-824-8733 or helensheamurphy@verizon.net. View the website at http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.

SAINT MICHAEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL- ENROLLING NOW FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!This Christmas, we want you to giveThe Gift of Catholic EducationWe invite your family to experience Saint Michael Catholic School.Students in grades K-12 are invited to enroll for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.Tuition is $2,000 for one student, and $2,500 for a family of 2 or more.We are Vermont’s FIRST Catholic School, located in the heart of Brattleboro since 1874. We are proudly continuing an over 140 year tradition of prayer, study and community service. Every year, there are families who make a last minute decision to enroll at Saint Michael School. We offer open enrollment so if you are still discerning if a private, Catholic school education is for you, we encourage you to call! For information, please visit http://www.saintmichaelschoolvt.org or call to speak with the Director of Admissions, Lindsay O’Neil, at (802)254-6320.

CATHOLICS COME HOME – God, our Father, created a big and loving family in His Church. Learn more about our Catholic Faith: a Church filled with beauty, miracles, heroes, history, love and peace. Providedis a wide array of helpful and thought-provoking resources that will help you more clearly understand the Catholic Church and its teachings. Visit http://www.catholicscomehome.org.

CRISIS OF ABUSE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH LISTENING & DIALOGUE SESSIONSSpringfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski invites the Catholic community in western Massachusetts toparticipate in one of four regional listening/dialogue sessions addressing the sex abuse crisis in theCatholic Church. The sessions will allow the faithful to make their concerns known, offer observations,and ask questions of the bishop and diocesan officials. The sessions are scheduled for: Wednesday,February 6, at Mary Mother of Hope Church, Springfield, from 7-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 10, at St.Joseph Church, Pittsfield, from 6-7:30 p.m.; Monday, March 18, at St. Mary Church, Westfield, from 7-8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 24 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Northampton from 6-7:30 p.m.
THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries. They will be offered as follows and you may attend the Masses here in our church as the Missionaries offer the Masses in their churches:

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10:8:00 + Bernie Kobera – int. Mary Kobera
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY10: 10:30 + Wanda Klik – int. Friend
MONDAY, FEBRUARY11:+ Joseph A. Klepadlo – int. Wanda Kozloski
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY12:– Health & Blessings for Emily Garmalo – int. Family
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY13:+ Joseph A. Klapadlo – int. Irene Klepadlo
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY14:+ Chet Galvis – int. Connie
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15: + Helene Herzig – int. Wanda Kozloski & Family
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY16: 8:00 + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Maureen Filiault
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY16: 4:00 – Health & Blessings for Emily Garmalo – int. Family

PLEASE NOTE: The above Masses not only assist the souls for whom they are offered, but they also help the Missionaries who often times receive very little help. It also helps the people where the Masses are offered. Bóg wam zapłać!

THE TERESIANS ARE STILL LOOKING for a few good men, women, or families willing to join us in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Out latest project is collecting “toiletries” from hotels. These will be offered at the OLC community meals. There is a marked container in the vestibule. Do NOT buy them. If you want to buy something, consider groceries for distribution from the rectory. Nancy Faller (nafaller@aol.com)

DID YOU KNOW???Stanisław Leszczyński, King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1704–1709 and 1733–1736, was the father-in-law of Louis XV of France. Leszczyński became the last Duke of Lorraine after losing the throne of Poland. He gave his name to a World Heritage City square in Nancy, then the capital of the Duchy of Lorraine.

PLEASE DON’T FORGET OUR GROCERIES for the Poor Project! Many people who are having a hard time come to the Rectory for help. Please help us to help them. It is a sad and heartbreaking thing to turn someone away when we run out of groceries! Any non-perishable items that you can spare will be greatly appreciated – canned hams, tuna fish, peanut butter, baked beans, dry milk, canned soups and stews, jam, crackers, juices, etc. Please leave them in the front vestibule of the church.

Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to heaven.– Pope St. Pius X

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,
And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Mary Brozowy 2/10/1961
Josephine Bialecki 2/10/2003
Wladyslaw Brzostowski 2/11/1965
Alesander A. Wondoloski 2/11/1991
Ross A. Cappetta 2/11/2010
Albert W. Lajoie 2/11/2013
Shirley E. Matherson 2/11/2015
Alexander Milewski 2/12/1954
Joseph Nowa 2/12/1960
John Ptak 2/12/1968
Martin G. Fritz 2/12/2013
Joseph A. Klepadlo 2/12/2017
Tadeus Glazewski 2/13/2000
Lucien M. Desbien 2/13/2008
Olga J. Tela 2/13/2014
Helen Ciechonowski 2/14/1922
Peter Soyolak 2/14/1928
Joseph Fronckus 2/14/1929
Wasyl Golowka 2/14/1957
Nellie H. Ostrowski 2/14/2014
Robert E. Lambert 2/14/2016
Joanna Zukowski 2/15/1996
Albert H. Lebert 2/15/2009
John Koscinski 2/16/1945
Joseph Bogusz 2/16/1959
Helen A. Tuvek 2/16/1999
Mary Baranowski 2/17/1922
Ladislav Jablonski 2/17/1926
Mieczyslaw Korcz 2/17/1927
Francis Sadowski 2/17/1929
Francis Soj 2/17/1951
Joseph C. Baranowski 2/17/1977

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS:God continues to open a way for us. How is God doing something new in your life? Perhaps God is inviting you to be a priest or religious. (Isaiah 43: 16-21)If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com

ALTERNATIVES PREGNANCY CENTER – Pregnancy Tests, Counseling, Support Services, and Post Abortion Support, All Services Free and Confidential, 466 Main Street, P.O. Box 344, Greenfield, MA 01302-0344 — (413) 774-6010

PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of the Franklin County Deanery. Please join in dedicating every day to one of the clergymen designated in our calendar. The intentions for this week are:

       Sunday                Monday                Tuesday                Wednesday

     Vocations      Msgr. Yargeau        Deacon Rabbitt         Deacon Leary

                                      Thursday                 Friday                    Saturday
                                Fr. O’Connor            Deacon Bucci          Fr. O’Mannion

THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.


JMJ
+ Parish Schedule for the Week of February 3, 2019 +

Sunday, February 3 [Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Bishop F.X. Roque on his 90th Birthday & 65th Anniversary of Ordinary
– int. Nancy Faller
10:30 am + Nicholas Baptista – int. Roux Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. 4th Sunday after Epiphany)
Monday, February 4 : * Ad orientem *
8:00 am + Bishop Robert Charles Morlino – int. Nancy Faller
Tuesday, February 5 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena/St. Agatha]:
5:30 pm + George B. & Ursula E. Faller – int. Nancy Faller
Wednesday, February 6 [St. Jude Novena/St Paul Miki & Companions]:
5:30 pm – ‘Jose’ of Unbound – int. Roux Family
Thursday, February 7 [Bl. Pius IX]:
5:30 pm + Priests who have served Our Lady of Częstochowa Parish – int. Nancy Faller
Friday, February 8 [St. Jerome Emiliani/St. Josephine Bakhita/Bl. Isaiah Bonner]:
5:30 pm + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Melissa Wright
Saturday, February 9 :
8:00 am – Nama of Unbound – int. Roux Family
4:00 pm – Mr. & Mrs. John Lesney – int. Family
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, February 10 [Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for David & Joanne Dowdy – int. Filipi Family
10:30 am + James Adam – int. Roux Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. 5th Sunday after Epiphany)

+ KRóLOWO POLSKI MóDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +

THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Claire Zak at
the request of Joseph Zak. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Jej dać, Panie, a światłość
wiekuista niechaj Jej świeci na wieki wieków. Amen. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju
wiecznym. Amen.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th is the Feast of St. Agatha, a virgin and martyr who was martyred under the Emperor Decius in ancient Rome. She will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th is the Feast of St. Paul Miki and his companions who were martyred for the Faith in Japan. Among those martyred with St. Paul Miki were three Japanese Jesuits, two Japanese Franciscans, as well as seventeen Japanese lay people including a soldier, a physician, a number of Altar Boys, and a number of Spanish, Mexican and Indian Missionaries. All were crucified and pierced with a lance to mock the death of Jesus. They were the first martyrs of Japan. They will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered as usual on Wednesday, February 6th at the 5:30 p.m. Mass. All are welcome and encouraged to come and pray for the intercession of the saint of hopeless and impossible cases

See the source imageFEBRUARY 7th is the Feast of Bl. Pope Pius IX. He was born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, on May 13, 1792, and was the longest-reigning elected Pope in the history of the Catholic Church, serving from 16 June 1846 until his death on February 7, 1878, a period of nearly 32 years. During his pontificate, he convened the First Vatican Council in 1869, which defined the Dogma of Papal Infallibility. Pope Pius IX defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, meaning that Mary was conceived without original sin. He also granted the Marian title of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, a famous Byzantine icon from Crete entrusted to the Redemptorist priests. In addition to this, Pius IX was also the last Pope to rule as the Sovereign of the Papal States, which fell completely to Italian nationalist armies by 1870 and were incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy. He was beatified in 2000. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th is the Feast of St. Jerome Emiliani. St. Jerome was a soldier converted to the Faith and eventually founded a religious order dedicated to the poor and the education of youth. He is the patron of orphans and abandoned children. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

Image result for Saint Josephine Bakhita QuotesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th is also the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita. Josephine was born around 1869 in Sudan and raised in the Islamic faith. She was kidnapped around the age of 7 by slave traders who gave her the name, “Bakhita,” meaning “lucky one.” She was sold to a number of owners until she was purchased at about the age of 12 by the Italian Consul Callisto Legnani. He brought her to Italy and while serving as a nanny, was sent to live with the Canossian Sisters in Venice. There she was formally introduced to the Faith, baptized Giuseppina, and eventually granted her freedom. In 1896 she joined the Conossian Daughters of Charity, and for 25 years served her sisters as cook, seamstress, and portress at their houses in Venice, Verona, and Schio. She was especially beloved by her students for her sweet nature and musical voice. After a long and painful illness she died in 1947. Pope John Paul II canonized this first Sudanese saint 1 October 2000 as a witness to evangelical reconciliation and a model of freedom. She will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 8th is the Feast of Bd. Isaiah Boner of Kraków. Bd. Isaiah was a brilliant student and quickly earned his doctor’s degree. He became a monk at the friary at Kazimierz, a town founded by King Kazimierz the Great. Here Isaiah set an example of a holy and disciplined life typical of the great “athletic saints.” He preached with much eloquence and stimulated and attracted souls wonderfully to the love of Jesus. He was always humble, kind and concerned for the welfare of others. At the end of his life he had a vision of Our Lady with the Infant Jesus. She was surrounded by beautiful angels and followed by a procession of Polish saints. She said to him “Isaiah, my dear servant, prepare to enter the kingdom of Heaven, prepared by God for the saints from the foundation of the world.” Bd. Isaiah Boner of Kraków died on February 8, 1471.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, February 8th before the 8:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to pray in supplication for an end to the violence of abortion and in reparation for our lack of love which makes abortion acceptable in our nation.

WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL: A Pilgrimage to Greece, Patmos and Ephesus: Oct. 11-21, 2019. Join us on a spiritual journey to many towns of the New Testament where St. Paul first spread the Good News. Also visit Patmos where St. John wrote Revelations and Mary’s House in Ephesus. Included is a three-day cruise to the Greek Isles. Fr. Timothy Campoli and Msgr. Ronald Yargeau are our Spiritual Directors. Daily Mass will take place. The cost is $4199 but if you register before January 31, 2019 you will receive a $200 Early Bird Discount. A bus to Logan will be arranged if there is interest. For a flyer and more information, please contact Helen Shea Murphy at 413-824-8733 or helensheamurphy@verizon.net. View the website at http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.
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PLEASE MARK YOUR 2019 CALENDARS!!!  We are doing 3 COMMUNITY MEALS in 2019 and ALL will be on WEDNESDAYS:  February 6th, May 29th and September 4th.   As each date approaches, there will be a sign-up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience.  Everyone is welcome to participate!  Please contact Cathy Becklo at 413-863-2267 or at acbecklo@comcast.net if you would like more information or have any questions.  And may God BLESS the generous hearts at the Gem of Franklin County who continue to make this program run so beautifully with time, talent and treasure.

CRISIS OF ABUSE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH LISTENING & DIALOGUE SESSIONS Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski invites the Catholic community in western Massachusetts to participate in one of four regional listening/dialogue sessions addressing the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. The sessions will allow the faithful to make their concerns known, offer observations, and ask questions of the bishop and diocesan officials. The sessions are scheduled for: Wednesday, February 6, at Mary Mother of Hope Church, Springfield, from 7-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 10, at St. Joseph Church, Pittsfield, from 6-7:30 p.m.; Monday, March 18, at St. Mary Church, Westfield, from 7-8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 24 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Northampton from 6-7:30 p.m.

VISIT http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/ for resources for child abuse prevention and reporting.

YOU ARE INVITED to join other parishioners at the rectory for coffee and pastry every Sunday after 8:00 Mass. If you are waiting for a child who is in C.C.D., this is a great way to spend the hour! Or just stop in for a coffee “to go.” Please use the side door.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN CLASSES for ages 3 and 4 are offered on Sundays at the rectory from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Parents can enjoy the coffee hour while the children will enjoy each other’s company and learn about the Faith.

AN ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – Please join us for a study and discussion of the great classic apologetics text Theology and Sanity. Classes are held on Sundays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the undercroft of Ste. Anne x (93 K Street – grey house across from the rectory). Classes begin September 17th. Books will be available for purchase and coffee and pastries will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information contact Joseph Milano.

What Does the Prayer Really Say?
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time – COLLECT
(2002 Missale Romanum)

By Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Today’s Collect was not in the post-Tridentine editions of the Missale Romanum but it does have its origin in the “Leonine Sacramentary” or, as it is better titled by its editor, the scholarly L. Cunibert Mohlberg, the Veronese Sacramentary. 
The three most important ancient sacramentaries are the Leonine/Veronese, Gelasian and Gregorian. The Sacramentarium Veronense (SV hereafter), so called because it exists in a single manuscript in Verona, is dated by famed paleographer E.A. Lowe to the first quarter of the 7th c.  The material of the SV is a collection of Roman Mass books perhaps made by Maximianus, archbishop of Ravenna from 546-557 and, according to Joseph Lucchesi, its calendar follows that of Ravenna of the time.  The prayers in the SV are attributable to Popes Leo I (+461), Gelasius (+496) and Vigilius (+557).  Were you to hear this prayer intoned in Latin, or at least in an accurate translation, you would be thereby transported back 1500 years to our most Roman of Catholic roots.

COLLECT (2002MR):
Concede nobis, Domine Deus noster,
ut te tota mente veneremur,
et omnes homines rationabili diligamus affectu.

FORMER ICEL (1973 translation of the 1970MR): 
Lord our God,
help us to love you with all our hearts
and to love all men as you love them.

Is this what the Latin really says?  Lewis & Short, that Dictionary of inestimable value, says the deponent verb veneror means, “to reverence with religious awe, to worship, adore, revere, venerate… to do homage.” We sing in the well-known hymn to the Blessed Sacrament Tantum Ergo by St. Thomas Aquinas, “veneremur cernui…we adore / venerate with religious awe, our heads bowed to the ground.”   The noun affectus, us signifies, “A state of body, and especially of mind produced in one by some influence (cf. affectio), a state or disposition of mind, affection, mood”.  In post-Augustan Latin it comes to mean “affection” in the sense of “love, desire, fondness, good-will, compassion, sympathy”.  Diligo, lexi, lectum is composed from from lego, legi, lectum. “to bring together, to gather, collect” (not from lego, legavi, legatum, “to send with a commission; choose”).  The punctilious etymological dictionary of Latin by Ernout & Meillet shows that diligo aims conceptually at distinguishing one thing by selecting it from others.  Thus diligo comes to mean, “to value or esteem highly, to love” although Cicero used diligo in a somewhat less strong sense than amo, amare.  Diligo can also suggest “thrifty, frugal” and “careful or attentive with regard to things”. English “diligence” and its antonym “negligence” correspond to this.  Rationabilis is a post-Augustan word for the more classical rationalis and means “reasonable, rational”.

SLAVISHLY LITERAL VERSION:
Grant us, O Lord our God,
that we may venerate you with our whole mind,
and may love all men with rational good-will.

“Affection” just doesn’t cut it for affectus and something more pointed than “love” is needed too.  I came up with “rational good-will”.  We mustn’t reduce all these complicated Latin words to “love”.  Why not?  Note in the prayer the contrast of the themes “reason” and “mood”, the rational with the affective dimension (concerning emotions) of man; in short, the head and the heart.   The fact is, a properly functioning person conducts his life according to both head and heart, feelings under the control of reason and the will.  The terrible wound to our human nature from original sin causes the difficulty we have in governing feelings and appetites by reason and will.  
Today’s prayer aims at the totality of a human person: our wholeness is defined by our relationship with God.  We seek to know God so that we may the better love Him and His love drives us all the more to know Him.  Furthermore, possible theological and Scriptural underpinnings of this prayer are Deuteronomy 6 and Jesus’ two-fold command to love God and neighbor: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets” (cf. Matthew 22:36-38; Mark 12:2-31; Luke 10:26-28).  In Deut 6:5-6 we have the great injunction called the Shema from the first Hebrew word, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD; and you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might….” Jesus teaches the meaning and expands the concrete application of this command in Deuteronomy 6.   There is no space here for the subtle relationships between the Latin words St. Jerome chose in his translations and the Greek or Hebrew originals of these verses.  Suffice it to say that in the Bible the language about mind, heart, and soul is terrifically complex. However, these words aim at the totality of the person precisely in that dimension which is characteristic of man as “image of God”.  Heart, mind and will distinguish us from brute animals.  We are made to act as God acts: to know, will and love.  Thus, “mind” and “heart” in man are closely related faculties and cannot be separated from each other.  Mind and heart are revealed in and expressed through our bodies and thus they point at the “real us”.  Love is at the heart of who we are and it the key to our prayer today.
We are commanded by God the Father and God Incarnate Jesus Christ to love both God and our fellow man and God the indwelling Holy Spirit makes this possible.  But the word and therefore concept of “love” is understood in many ways and today, especially, it is misunderstood.  “Love” frequently refers to people or stuff we like or enjoy using.  Bob can “love” his new SUV. Betsy “loves” her new kitten.  We all certainly “love” baseball and spaghetti.  But “love” can refer to the emotional and affections people have when they are “in love” or, as I sometimes call it, “in luv”.  Luv is usually an ooey-gooey feeling, a romantic “love” sometimes growing out of lust.  This gooey romantic “love” now dominates Western culture, alas.   The result is that when “feelings” change or the object of “luv” is no longer enjoyable or useable, someone gets dumped, often for a newer, richer, or prettier model.
There some other flavors of “love” you can come up with, I’m sure.  But Christians, indeed every image of God in all times everywhere, are called to a higher love, the love in today’s prayer, which is charity: the grace-completed virtue enabling us to love God for His own sake and love all who are made in His image.  This is more than benevolence or tolerance or desire or enjoyment of use.  True love is not merely a response to an appetite, as when we might see a beautiful member of the opposite sex, a well-turned double-play, or a plate of spaghetti all’amatriciana.  True love, charity, isn’t the sloppy gazing of passion drunk sweethearts or the rubbish we see on TV and in movies (luv).  Charity is the grace filled adhesion of our will to an object (really a person) which has been grasped by our intellect to be good.  The love invoked in our prayer is an act of will based on reason. It is a choice – not a feeling.  Charity delights in and longs for the good of the other more than one’s own.  The theological virtue charity involves grace.  It enables sacrifices, any kind of sacrifice for the authentic good of another discerned with reason (not a false good and not “use” of the other).  We can choose even to love an enemy.  This love resembles the sacrificial love of Christ on His Cross who offered Himself up for the good of His spouse, the Church.  Rationabilis affectus reflects what it is to be truly human, made in God’s image and likeness, with faculties of willing and knowing and, therefore, loving.
Knowledge and love are interconnected.  The more you get to know a person, the more reason you have to love him (remember… love seeks the other person’s good in charity even if a person is unlikable).  Reciprocally, the more you love someone or (in the generic sense of love) something, the more you want to know about him and spend time getting to know him. For example, Billy is fascinated by bugs.  From this “love” for bugs Billy wants to know everything there is to know about them.  He works hard to learn and thus launches a brilliant career in entomology.  Given Our Creator’s priority in all things, how much more ought we seek to know and love God first and foremost of all and then, in proper order, know and love God’s images, our neighbors?  He is far more important that the bugs He created.  Even spouses must love God more than they love each other.  Only then can they love each other properly according to God’s plan.
We also have a relationship with the objects of both love and knowledge.  What sort of relationship?  With bugs or spaghetti it is one thing, but with God and neighbor it is entirely another.  In seeking to understand and love God more and more we come to understand things about God and ourselves as his images that, without love, we could never learn by simple study.  The relationship with God through love and knowledge changes us.  St. Bonaventure (+1274) the “Seraphic” doctor wrote about “ecstatic knowledge”. This kind of knowledge is not merely the product of abstract investigation or analytical study (like Billy with his bugs).  Rather, it comes first from learning and then contemplating. According to Bonaventure, by contemplation the knower becomes engaged with the object. Fascinated by it, he seeks to know it with a longing that draws him into the object.  Consider: we can study about God and our faith, but really the object of study is not just things to learn or formulas to memorize: the object of our study and faith is a divine Person in whose image and likeness we ourselves are made.  To be who we are by our nature we personally need the sort of knowledge of God that draws us into Him.  Knowledge of God (not just things learned about God) reaches into us, seizes us, transforms us.  To experience God’s love is to have certain knowledge of God, more certain than any knowledge which can be arrived at by means of mere rational examination.
Bring this all with you back to the last line of our prayer and the command to love our neighbor, all of them made in God’s image and all individually intriguing – fascinating, in a way that resembles the way we love God and ourselves.  This we are to do with our minds, hearts, and all our strength.  
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OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Carol Kostecki for a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish. We thank you for this holy work of power and love.

Saint Michael Catholic School- Enrolling now for 2018-2019 School Year! This Christmas, we want you to give The Gift of Catholic Education We invite your family to experience Saint Michael Catholic School. Students in grades K-12 are invited to enroll for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. Tuition is $2,000 for one student, and $2,500 for a family of 2 or more. We are Vermont’s FIRST Catholic School, located in the heart of Brattleboro since 1874. We are proudly continuing an over 140 year tradition of prayer, study and community service. Every year, there are families who make a last minute decision to enroll at Saint Michael School. We offer open enrollment so if you are still discerning if a private, Catholic school education is for you, we encourage you to call! For information, please visit www.saintmichaelschoolvt.org  or call to speak with the Director of Admissions, Lindsay O’Neil, at (802)254-6320.

Good Pictures Bad Pictures
Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids (Second Edition)
Want a natural and comfortable way to talk to your kids about pornography? This newly revised edition of the original bestseller makes that daunting discussion easy! Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a read-aloud story about a mom and dad who explain what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and how to reject it.
Featuring easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this internationally-acclaimed book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.

Good Pictures Bad Pictures is in the top 100 best-selling parenting books on Amazon.

Young children deserve to be armed early against internet dangers. Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. makes it easy for parents to protect their young kids ages 3 to 6. Using gentle, age-appropriate messages, children will learn to Turn, Run & Tell when they are accidentally exposed to inappropriate content.
Written by best-selling author Kristen A. Jenson of the original Good Pictures Bad Pictures book, the Jr. version is a comfortable, effective way for proactive parents to empower their young kids with their first internal filter!
Both books are available in the church vestibule. $18 each

The Sanctuary Lamp

See the source imageIn every Catholic church we find a readily visible lamp or candle burning before the tabernacle. This is the same light the Magi followed until they found the baby Jesus in a stable. This ever-present light still beckons to each of us. We all look for the flickering flame as soon as we enter the church. Our attitude and demeanor change as we recognize that we are in the house of the living God. The flame signifies his presence and a sign that our love for the Lord is eternal, never to be extinguished.
Called the Sanctuary Lamp, it was first used in the 13th century, and Canon Law 940 requires the lamp to burn continuously. This perpetual light is mentioned in Leviticus 6:6 in discussing the fire for burnt offerings: “Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continuously; it shall not go out.”
From Our Sunday Visitor, “Inside our Sacred Space” by D.D. Emmons
BEGINNING THE WEEK OF June 24th, 2018, we will be accepting requests for the Sanctuary Lamp of our church to be lit in memory of someone. Please use the attached form and drop it with your donation into the collection basket on Sunday, or mail it to the rectory, c/o Henry Gaida. The names will be published each week in the bulletin. The suggested donation is $10. For future use, envelopes will be printed and placed in the back of the church. Bóg wam zapłać!
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Please light the Sanctuary Lamp of Our Lady of Częstochowa Church
In memory of ____________________________________________________
Requested by ____________________________________________________
Phone Number (____) _____________ E-mail __________________________
Donation (Suggested donation $10) _________

Wieczny odpoczynek racz im dać, Panie, a światłość wiekuista niechaj im świeci na wiek wieków. Amen. Niech odpoczywają w pokoju. Amen.
THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries. They will be offered as follows and you may attend the Masses here in our church as the Missionaries offer the Masses in their churches:

Sunday, February 3: 8:00 – Health & Blessings for Emily Garmalo – int. Family Sunday, February 3: 10:30 + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Betty Fritz
Monday, February 4: + Daniel Went – int. Bigelow Family
Tuesday, February 5: + Mildred Osciak – int. Bobby Brzozowy
Wednesday, February 6: – Health & Blessings for Emily Garmalo – int. Family
Thursday, February 7: + Edward Noga – int. Irene Klepadlo
Friday, February 8: + Kathryn Putala – int. SKM
Saturday, February 9: 8:00 + Claire Hamley – int. SKM
Saturday, February 9: 4:00 + Alan Giard – int. SKM

PLEASE NOTE: The above Masses not only assist the souls for whom they are offered, but they also help the Missionaries who often times receive very little help. It also helps the people where the Masses are offered. Bóg wam zapłać!

CATHOLICS COME HOME – God, our Father, created a big and loving family in His Church. Learn more about our Catholic Faith: a Church filled with beauty, miracles, heroes, history, love and peace. Provided is a wide array of helpful and thought-provoking resources that will help you more clearly understand the Catholic Church and its teachings. Visit http://www.catholicscomehome.org.

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, and in memory of Kathryn Putala, a donation has been made to our Parish Renovation Fund by Robe Ciborowski. Bóg zapłać!

The Teresians are still looking for a few good men, women, or families willing to join us in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.  Out latest project is collecting “toiletries” from hotels.  These will be offered at the OLC community meals.  There is a marked container in the vestibule.  Do NOT buy them.  If you want to buy something, consider groceries for distribution from the rectory.  Nancy Faller (nafaller@aol.com)

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS to the Priesthood from our Parish and for our Parish so that we might always have a Priest here to celebrate the Mass and administer the Holy Sacraments! Please join in the Divine Mercy Chaplet to pray for vocations to the priesthood every Friday beginning at 4:45 p.m.

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,
And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Lawrence Karp 2/3/1949
Sophia Wraga 2/3/1977
Stella Lapan 2/3/1983
Alice C. Dobosz 2/3/2001
Edward J. Piepiora 2/3/2001
Marjorie A. Adams 2/3/2011
Ceslaus Gukowski 2/4/1927
Sophie Cislo 2/4/1939
Antoinette Komikiewicz 2/4/1973
Albert A. Walichowski 2/4/1984
Bernard C. Noga 2/4/1994
Josephine M. Sckwozec 2/4/2006
Robert F. Jamrog 2/4/2014
Joseph P. Krejmas, Sr. 2/5/1996
Mary Macierowski 2/6/1945
Frank Kierstyn 2/6/1951
John Piecuch 2/6/1959
Rosie B. Lahoski 2/6/1990
Frank J. Bush, Sr. 2/6/2018
Mary Seredejko 2/7/1969
John J. Kulis 2/7/1976
Edward F. Noga 2/7/1980
Joseph D. Dymerski 2/7/1986
Albena H. Pliska 2/7/1988
Joseph J. Kazanowski 2/7/1989
Stella A. Sokolowski 2/7/2000
Annette V. Zigmond 2/8/2000
Jean Mary Boscarino 2/8/2004
Lillian E. Drozdowski 2/8/2018
Frances Kowalczyk 2/9/1975
Mary Brozowy 2/10/1961
Josephine Bialecki 2/10/2003

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS: “Love never fails.” Trust the love of God and follow your heart. (1 Corinthians 12:31-13:4-13) If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com

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PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of the Franklin County Deanery. Please join in dedicating every day to one of the clergymen designated in our calendar. The intentions for this week are:

            Sunday                 Monday                    Tuesday                  Wednesday

         Fr. Lunney          Deacon Nolan             Fr. Aksamit                  Fr. Roach

                   Thursday                         Friday                                  Saturday
                Fr. Bermudez                  Deacon Ratté               Our Deacon Candidates

THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.